Britton and I try to eat pretty healthfully. I definitely have a sweet tooth and he has a salty tooth (if there is such a thing), but overall we try to watch what we eat. His family has a propensity toward diabetes, and my family has a history of cancer. My dad, his brother (my uncle) and his dad (my grandfather) all died of cancer at early ages.
So I try to avoid anything that has been linked to cancer -such as tobacco products, processed meats like hot dogs, even colas (the caramel coloring). All of these are known “junk” trash foods, but I recently read a report that said the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in lining of the microwave popcorn bags could cause all sorts of things from infertility to cancer. I have come to believe that any sort of American food, fast food, convenience food -and their packaging!- is suspect.
Anyhow, I looked into how I could still eat popcorn and just not eat the prepackaged chemical-ridden microwave popcorn anymore. I found that you can very easily do it yourself with just a brown paper bag. Britton didn’t believe me. He said there was a reason they sold microwave popcorn in the little bags or else everyone would just do it themselves. So, we decided to try it out ourselves. We had a little bet between ourselves. Guess who won? Check it out!